Marvel’s The Avengers
Writers: Joss Whedon, Zak Penn
Director: Joss Whedon
Release: May 4, 2012
Tagline(s): Avengers Assemble!
Some assembly required.
Every team needs a Captain.
Throw down the hammer.
Producer: Kevin Feige
Executive-Producer(s): Victoria Alonso, Louis D’Esposito, Jon Favreau, Alan Fine, Jeremy Latcham, Stan Lee, Patricia Whitcher
Stars/Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson
Music by: Alan Silvestri
Production Company: Marvel Studios
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Runtime: 143 minutes
Synopsis: Earth’s mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.
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Quotes and Lines
Nick Fury: I recognise the council has made a decision, but given that it’s a stupid-ass decision, I’ve elected to ignore it.
Bruce Banner: I don’t think we should be focusing on Loki. That guy’s brain is a bag full of cats. You can smell crazy on him.
Thor: Have a care how you speak! Loki is beyond reason, but he is of Asgard and he is my brother!
Natasha Romanoff: He killed eighty people in two days.
Thor: He’s adopted.
Tony Stark: Alright. Hey. Alright. Good job, guys. Let’s just not come in tomorrow. Let’s just take a day. Have you ever tried shawarma? There’s a shawarma joint about two blocks from here. I don’t know what it is, but I wanna try it.
Iron Man: Right. Better clench up, Legolas.
Steve Rogers: Stark, we need a plan of attack!
Tony Stark: I have a plan: attack!
Pepper Potts: Is this about the Avengers? Which I know nothing about.
Tony Stark: The Avengers initiative was scrapped, I thought. And I didn’t even qualify.
Pepper Potts: I didn’t know that either.
Tony Stark: Apparently I’m volatile, self-obsessed, and don’t play well with others.
Pepper Potts: That I did know.
Steve Rogers: Big man in a suit of armor. Take that off, what are you?
Tony Stark: Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist.
Steve Rogers: I know guys with none of that worth ten of you. I’ve seen the footage. The only thing you really fight for is yourself. You’re not the guy to make the sacrifice play, to lay down on a wire and let the other guy crawl over you.
Tony Stark: I think I would just cut the wire.
Steve Rogers: Always a way out… You know, you may not be a threat, but you better stop pretending to be a hero.
Tony Stark: A hero? Like you? You’re a lab rat, Rogers. Everything special about you came out of a bottle!
Steve Rogers: Put on the suit. Let’s go a few rounds.
Thor: Do not touch me again!
Tony Stark: Then don’t take my stuff.
Thor: You have no idea what you are dealing with.
Tony Stark: Uh, Shakespeare in The Park? Doth mother know you weareth her drapes?
Thor: This is beyond you, metal man. Loki will face Asgardian justice.
Tony Stark: He gives up the Cube, he’s all yours. Until then, stay out of the way, tourist.
Security Guard: Are you an alien?
Bruce Banner: What?
Security Guard: From outer space, an alien.
Bruce Banner: No.
Security Guard: Well then son, you’ve got a condition.
Nick Fury: Until such time as the world ends, we will act as though it intends to spin on.
Steve Rogers: Is everything a joke to you?
Tony Stark: Funny things are.
Thor: I thought humans were more evolved than this.
Nick Fury: Excuse me, did WE come to YOUR planet and blow stuff up?
Tony Stark: Why did Fury call us in? Why now? Why not before? What isn’t he telling us? I can’t do the equation unless I have all the variables.
Steve Rogers: You think Fury’s hiding something?
Tony Stark: He’s a spy. Captain. He’s THE spy. His secrets have secrets.
Nick Fury: You ever been in a war, Councilman? In a firefight? Did you feel an over-abundance of control?
Agent Phil Coulson: Mr Stark.
Pepper Potts: Phil! Come in.
Tony Stark: “Phil?” Uh, his first name is “Agent.”
Tony Stark: That man is playing Galaga! Thought we wouldn’t notice. But we did.
Maria Hill: When did you become an expert in thermonuclear astrophysics?
Tony Stark: Last night. The packet. Selvig’s notes, the extraction theory papers. Am I the only one who did the reading?